VU Faculty Wellness Resources

Stress? Depression? Alcohol or Drug Abuse? Marital Conflict?

Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections EAP/PWP

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Dr. Charlene Dewey

Vanderbilt Faculty Wellness Resources

The Faculty and Physician Wellness Committee

Mission:  To educate faculty and residents in professional wellness issues and prevent lapses in professionalism.

Chair:  Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed., FACP

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Faculty and Physician Wellness Program Work/Life Connections EAP

Mission:  To provide psychological support to all Vanderbilt University faculty, housestaff, spouses and partners.

Director:  Mary Yarbrough, M.D., M.P.H.

Manager: Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP

Medical Director:  Paul Ragan, M.D.

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Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program for Professionals (VCAP)

Mission:  To provide high quality professinal assessments and monitoring for physicians.

Director:  A. J. Reid Finlayson, M.D.

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Center for Patient & Professional Advocacy (CPPA)

Mission: The CPPA's mission is to make healthcare kinder and safer.  We aim to promote patient and professional satisfaction with healthcare experiences and restrain escalating costs associated with patient dissatisfaction. We pursue our mission through the CPPA's inter-related functions of research, teaching, and intervention services.

Director:  Gerald B. Hickson, M.D.

The Center for Professional Health

Mission: Focused on education, training and remediation of physician’s professional conduct.

 The following courses are offered: 
 * Prescribing Controlled Drugs

 * Maintaining Proper Boundaries

 * Program for Distressed Physicians

*  Hazardous Affairs On Line Course

 Co-Directors:  Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed., FACP and William H. Swiggart, M.S., L.P.C./MHSP

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